Windows - yaml directory paths
When compiling under windows, the resulting yaml contains:
default-rule-path: C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Suricata\\rules
if used like that - Suricata does not load any rules.
If it is changed to :
default-rule-path: C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Suricata\\rules\\
default-rule-path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Suricata\rules\
Suricata loads fine. (notice the ending backslash)
The same goes for all other directory variables, ex:
default-log-dir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Suricata\log\
Updated by Rich Rumble over 9 years ago
I'd like to add that there are issues around the windows paths in the YAML file, and the fix as indicated by Peter does work. Something to keep in mind as well, is that windows can use the Forward slash in paths, but adding a trailing fwd slash to the path (C:/Program Files (x86)/Suricata/rules/) results in double slash being added as well and the path fails to work:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Suricata/rules/\\
I was trying to work around the "bug" when I finally found this ticket.